chefs + restaurants

Eight Great Street-Food Vendors in Chicago

Even though Chicago has all sorts of ancient and prohibitive street-food laws— food trucks, carts and, yes, even hot dog vendors are rarely seen—there are still some soulful dishes being...
chefs + restaurants

Restaurants Now: XOCO

(Chicago) - Rick Bayless opened this homage to Mexican street food right next door to his other restaurants, Frontera Grill and Topolobampo.

Having a Grand Time, Chicago

We offered some of our favorite restaurant critics a theoretical $1,000 to spend dining out in their home city.
October 2009
chefs + restaurants

Restaurants Now: Jam

Unusual fare like pork-belly-and-plum sandwiches and asparagus soup with apricot cream are served at this casual breakfast and lunch spot.
food + cooking

Juicing For All the Right Reasons

Give this woman the favorite tool of health-conscious eaters, and she’ll figure out how to subvert its purpose.
food + cooking

My Day on a Plate: Laurent Gras

As part of a continuing series, the chef of Chicago’s L20, Laurent Gras, tells us everything he ate and drank over the previous 24 hours.
chefs + restaurants

Restaurants Now: Aureole, Browntrout, Burma Superstar

From townhouse to Times Square: If only all moves could be as smooth as Aureole’s into its new location. Plus, a fine Chicago restaurant that doesn’t flaunt its green credentials and great...
chefs + restaurants

Restaurants Now: Nightwood

(CHICAGO) - It has all the makings of a perfect neighborhood restaurant: A terribly charming and adorable staff, a prime corner location right down the street from the hood’s best bar (Skylark), and a gorgeous, semi-rustic dining room that seems to...
chefs + restaurants

Eight Great Dumplings in Chicago

With Polish, Ethiopian, and East Asian enclaves all over the city—and, if you look hard enough, a Jewish deli or two—Chicagoans have no problem when it comes to getting stuffed on stuffed...
chefs + restaurants

Restaurants Now: Tavern, Emporio, Taxim

This week, we check in on Suzanne Goin’s brand-new venture, Tavern, and a sweet Italian spot in downtown Manhattan. Plus, Nuevo-Greek hits Chicago.
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